Rylan explains THAT awkward Strictly gaffe on This Morning

Who's in the final again, Ry?

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Rylan made an error on today’s This Morning, which left fans slightly less than pleased, shall we say!

The showbiz presenter had been discussing the upcoming Strictly Come Dancing final – you may have heard of it – which takes place this weekend.

However, when he was reading out who the finalists were, he was ticking along fine – mentioning Joe McFadden, Debbie McGee and Alexandra Burke.

Rylan makes a blunder (Credit: ITV)

But he incredibly forgot to mention one of the finalists – Manchester’s finest, Gemma Atkinson, and her dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec!

Viewers weren’t happy with the mistake, and immediately took to Twitter to voice their displeasure.

Was he distracted by Sister Linda? (Credit: ITV)

One wrote: “Shame on you Rylan! You forgot about Gemma Atkinson in the Strictly final tomorrow.”

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And another said: “@thismorning Just watching and rylan talking about strictly, he said final was between debbie alexandra and joe, he didn’t mention gemma at all” followed by a string of angry-faced emojis.

Rylan, to give him his due, was quick to realise his mistake, and sent a tweet out himself explaining the mix-up – blaming the voices in his head (kind of.)

He said: “Someone was chatting in my ear that was freezing. Of course the lovely @MissGAtkinson and @AljazSkorjanec are in the @bbcstrictly final as well! Can’t wait to watch x.”

This isn’t even the first eyebrow-raising moment seen on This Morning today.

First, fans were baffled at the appearance of Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield – who normally take a break on Fridays, but were present for hosting duty today.

Next, Holly put her foot in it again by asking a clearly confused Amanda Holden about her go-to rules at Christmastime.

But a mystified Amanda had to admit she didn’t have a clue what Holly was on about, and must be confusing her with another guest!

Rylan told Holly and Phil he was taking a break from the show (Credit: ITV)

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Rylan also announced he was taking a break from the show for a few weeks, saying that after Christmas he was “taking a little break,” but not specifying if and when he’d be back.

Come back soon, Rylan!

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